Virginia Teacher Magazine is an excellent source for educators looking for school field trip opportunities across Virginia. Contact Virginia Teacher to have your museum or attraction listed.
Children's Museum of Virginia [website]
221 High Street
The Children's Museum of Virginia isn't just a whole lot of fun - it's also educational. The Children's Museum of Virginia Education Staff offer many SOL-based, focused programs and workshops. Additionally, our outreach programs are hands-on, and students take an active part by helping the instructor perform the demonstrations. We recommend these programs for all types of learners and educational styles.
Colonial Williamsburg [website]
101A Visitor Center Drive (Hwy 132Y)
Our tools for educators bring the excitement of history alive for students. Uncommon classroom resources combine historical content with modern media and teaching methods.
Hunt Club Farm [website]
2388 London Bridge Road
At Hunt Club Farm of Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads we have a series of annual field trips all throughout the year! We have over 30 years of experience and are best known for our educational field trips, The Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Hayride, The Children's Garden, Winter Wonderland and the Petting Farm Adventure Field Trip. Come on down to the Farm to experience a field trip with hands-on educational Fun!
One Waterside Drive
Educational opportunities abound at Nauticus·a unique maritime science museum, located on the downtown Norfolk waterfront. Nauticus features hands-on exhibits, aquaria, interactive theaters, and educational films as well as Navy exhibits and the historic battleship Wisconsin.
Spirit of Norfolk [web site]
109 E. Main Street,
Norfolk, VA 23510
757.625.1463 or 866.445.9283
The Spirit of Norfolk offers a variety of educational and unique field trips on the Water! We have teamed up with the Virginia Air & Space Center to bring you NEW & DIFFERENT SOL programs for all grade levels. Give your students the most festive informative field trip in the entire city. Choose from a variety of packages including our KIDS DISCOVERY Educational Lunch Cruises, Brown Bag Cruises, Kiddie Lunch Cruises and Narrated SOL Standard Lunch Cruises. So, break away from the typical traditional school field trip and explore an interactive and educational environment complete with kid-friendly buffets and entertainment.
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center [website]
717 General Booth Blvd.
The Virginia Aquarium is where students can explore 700,000 gallons of aquariums, live animal habitats, hundreds of hands-on exhibits, an outdoor aviary and a nature trail. Seasonal boat trips and 3D IMAX® movies are available as well.
Virginia Living Museum [website]
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Science comes alive for students of all ages at the Virginia Living Museum, the mid-Atlantic region's premier science education facility. Students take a natural history tour of Virginia's animals and plants with numerous hands-on opportunities during a self-guided visit. Natural science programs, environmental labs and planetarium programs are all SOL-correlated, grade-level targeted and taught by professional science educators. Through its hands-on, inquiry-based programs, the museum stimulates analytical thinking and makes science memorable.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum [website]
206 High Street
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is a unique, interactive, student-friendly learning environment. SOL aligned core curriculum programs encompass character development, nutrition, physical fitness, math, science, and history.
Virginia Zoo [website]
3500 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23504
Journey to mysterious places inhabited by exotic animals. Discover African lions, Malayan tigers, moon bears, elephants, orangutans and more!
A field trip to the Virginia Zoo is fun and educational for everyone. We exhibit more than 400 animals on 53 beautiful acres. A wide variety of educational programs and activities are available year round. Visit www.virginiazoo.org for more information.